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Seeing that there's no convinient way of doing this provided by Google, I've created a tiny online app for export of your starred locations: http://gexport.somee.com/ It's very primitive, but it does the job. (credits to endolith for the idea of implementation).
What URL are you using to access Google Maps? The default location would seem to be dependent on the Google Maps URL, or rather the "Top Level Domain" (TLD). For example, If I go to https://www.google.com/maps I see the US. If I go to .co.uk I see the UK. If I go to .co.id, I see Indonesia. .com.au - Australia, etc. Incidentally, if I visit .com (from ...
Google+ Stories only let you select locations they suggest. You can send feedback to Google+ if you would like to see that changed.
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